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To get a matter reopened, you must write a letter to the Judge explaining why you missed your Court date and request that it be reopened. The Judge may charge a reopening fee, ranging between $0 - $50, depending on how long after the Court date your letter is received and why you missed the court date. If the reopening request is more than three months past the entry of judgment, a hearing will be held before the Judge.
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Yes, it is your responsibility to keep your address current. If you fail to provide the Court with the appropriate contact information, you may not receive proper notification in the future. This will result in a default judgment and further action may be entered against you. Please feel free to call or e-mail us with your new address.
If this is the only suspension/revocation on your driving record, you must first pay your fine to the Court. Once paid, we will provide the State with the information. You must pay the Department of Information a reinstatement fee in order to have your privilege to drive in Wisconsin reinstated.
The points will remain on your record for one year from the date of the violation. The actual charge will remain on your record for three years - unless the charge is Operating While Intoxicated.
You may ask the Court to set up a payment plan for you. This is done on a case-by-case basis, depending on your individual circumstances and must be approved by the Judge. If you do not follow the payment plan to which you agreed, the Court will impose the alternative sanction (either drivers license suspension or jail) unless other satisfactory arrangements are made with the Court. When making a payment to the Court, make checks payable to: The City of River Falls.